Leila Taylor McAlister

    Westminster – Leila Taylor McAlister, 73, wife of the late James “Kilburn” McAlister passed away Thursday morning, October 6, 2016 at Stephens County Hospital. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm, October 9, 2016 at Sandifer Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to […]

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Phillips applauds year two of GHS-OMH

This month marks the second year of the Oconee hospital affiliation with the Greenville Health System, and the sole Oconeean member of the GHS board of directors says he believes the arrangement has worked for the best.  “I can’t help but think how fortunate we are, as a community, to be part of that system,” said Rick Phillips.  Like a […]

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Application to be sent in a matter of days

The Walhalla utilities superintendent says it’s only a matter of days before his city sends  an application that is a major component of creating a new water supply.  Scott Parris says the application to “FERC” for permission to place a water intake at Lake Keowee was delayed a week to accommodate Duke Energy’s request to review the document.  Walhalla intends […]

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Modifying a dock to reach deeper water

Eligible property owners on Lake Keowee and Lake Jocassee have until Dec. 31, 2020, to apply for dock modifications to reach deeper water. The program allows dock owners to make permanent modifications to the use of their dockwhen lake levels may be lower, such as during an extended drought.  There are no fees to apply during a one-year special period […]

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Oconeean duped by a sweepstakes scammer

A phone caller recently told an Oconee County resident she had won a $1.6 million sweepstakes.  But the caller was a scammer and posed as a representative of the Publishers Clearing House.  All she had to do, the caller said, was follow instructions on how to claim the award.  She was asked to pay taxes on her winnings and then […]

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Felon in possession of firearm

The acting U-S Attorney in South Carolina, Beth Drake, has announced that a Rabun County, Georgia man has been sentenced in federal court at Anderson for felon in possession of a firearm.  Judge Tim Cain ordered Mark Anthony Stone to serve a term of 71 months in prison.  Stone is 32 years old.  According to Drake’s announcement, law enforcement on […]

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Motel parking lots full

Parking lots of Seneca motels appear full this morning, as word spreads that evacuees from the low state and midlands have booked practically all available rooms across the state.  In advance of Hurricane Matthew, Governor Haley yesterday ordered an evacuation of the coastal areas.

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Jacob Hall laid to rest

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In a sign of respect, teachers and students at Oconee schools (right) dressed in superhero outfits yesterday—the day of Jacob Hall’s funeral at Townville.  At the service, Batman John Buckland who drove the bat mobile from West Virginia said, “We are not here to mourn.  We are here to celebrate.”  Buckland asked the funeral audience to take hope from what […]

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Hit-run accident at Miracle Circle

The police are classifying a late morning crash at Seneca’s Miracle Circle as a hit-run accident.  The police are looking for a gold, 4-door SUV and its driver who they say sidewiped a Chrysler.  No one was hurt.  Capt. Robert Tribble says it’s believed the SUV headed on 123 in the direction of Westminster.

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